Condos

Ottawa Condo Market Poised to ‘Change Dramatically’

In a recent interview with Brad Lamb, who has made a name for himself over the past couple of decades as one of the GTA’s leading condo builders – according to it’s website, his Lamb Development Corp has sold more than $1.3 billion worth of properties since 2001 when his company was founded – he... Read more »

ACMO/CCI-T Condominium Conference Wrap-up

  Jon Juffs, Director, Condominium/Strata Group, talks about the importance of attending the annual condo conference. Ask for a free proposal for your next project today. Call toll free 1-888-348-8991. CONTACT US ONLINE

ACMO / CCI-T Condominium Conference

McIntosh Perry will be at the ACMO / CCI-T Condominium Conference on at the Toronto Congress Centre from November 10 to the 11. Stop by booth 112 to discuss our range of services for the condo industry, including reserve fund studies, performance audits, project management for parking garages, balconies, roofs and windows, and mould assessments.... Read more »

Why Toronto’s Condo Market is Still in High Demand

Toronto’s condo market is still in high demand, even despite the new Ontario foreign-buyer tax. Here are some charts that explain why and how the market is not dying any time soon. First, construction hit an all-time high in Ontario in the second quarter of 2017. Contractors are building enough to meet the demand in... Read more »

Air Quality

Even though condominiums built after 1990 are more air tight than older ones, occupants still need to ensure that they operate the air handling system for the health and safety of their families.

The M Word – Mould in Fan Coil Units

By Jeff Jeffcoatt, P.Eng., BDS, RCM Vice President, Condominium/Strata Group A Four Letter Word Some property managers treat the discovery of mould in their buildings as being akin to using a four letter word (and I guess that is true of you Americanize the spelling to mold) but the fact is it does exist and it needs... Read more »

Condominiums and Mold

In recent years, the issue of mold in buildings has increasingly attracted public attention. Even though mold has inhabited the planet for millions of years, it has only recently become a serious concern to many people, legitimate in some cases, exaggerated in others. Mold is a type of fungus, commonly referred to as mildew whose... Read more »

Reserve Fund Study A Must

A recent article in the National Post outlined the need for condo corporations to update the Reserve Fund Study every three years. According to the The Condominium Act of Ontario, reserve fund studies must be completed every three years, and failure to do is a breach of the Act. As a current owner or potential... Read more »

Energy Conservation

With the increase in Hydro rates many Boards of Directors and individuals are wondering what can be done to reduce that ever-growing burden – and fortunately there are ways to reduce hydro consumption and kill a watt (and more). Remember that every watt of electricity we save means less pollution at the power generation stage... Read more »